The causes of acne are multi-factorial and different for each person. The main contributing factor to acne is excess oil/sebum production, which is caused by hormonal influences on sebaceous glands. The increase of oil/sebum production leads to dead skin cells physically blocking pores which in turn causes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and deeper lumps called cysts or nodules. A bacterium named Propionibacterium acnes (p.acnes) has been implicated in exasperating the skin condition.
With more than 20 years experience, our Acne Management program consists of Bioscor’s own prescription-strength skincare range called Bioscor Actives+, and our signature medical-grade microdermabrasion & extraction treatment package which have helped hundreds of sufferers of acne achieve clearer, healthier skin.
It is widely-believed that the increase in hormones called androgens during puberty play a role in teenage acne. Androgens are thought to increase size of the oil glands leading to an increase in sebum secretions.
While it may be tempting to extract a pimple, whitehead or blackhead yourself, most extractions are not performed properly and cause further inflammation trauma and possibly scarring your skin! Our dermal clinicians are qualified to safely and effectively clear your pores without causing further damage to your skin.
Teenage acne may be difficult to treat immediately and can take many months before dramatic improvement can be seen. This is why Bioscor believes young acne sufferers should have access to affordable, no-nonsense medical-grade services as it can sometimes be a long journey to clearer skin.
Where do I start?
As our microdermabrasion & extraction is medical grade, your first step is to book an appointment with one of our Doctors, Nurses or dermal therapists for a skin consultation. Once we identify the causes of your acne, we can help you address your skin issues and put your skin on the road to clear recovery.